Life in the Past Lane

Official blog of award-winning romantic historical and military fiction author Jessica James

Memorial Day tradition

World War I veteran at Evergreen.My sister and I had the privilege of helping once again place flags on the graves of veterans at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg for Memorial Day.The cemetery has veterans from every war, including the Revolutionary War, War of 1812,...

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A memorable weekend of horses & history

Sunrise over Gettysburg.I'm back from another great weekend excursion that took me to the rolling hills of Virginia and included my two favorite things: Horses and History. On Saturday at a little before 6 a.m., I headed South, but slammed on my breaks and took this...

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Sharing a successful year with readers

Ruins of a church I visited last year inS.C. It was burned by the British duringthe Revolution, and by the Yankees during the American Civil War.Hard to believe that just one year ago this week I was in South Carolina launching my new novel Noble Cause.The official...

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The Southern charm of Savannah

River Street Inn, SavannahIt's April! How did that happen? With the weather being so warm I've been out and about more than normal -- but I'm finally going to finish my post on my trip to the Amelia Island Book Festival.As you can see in earlier posts, my trip...

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Visiting the Fountain of Youth

I hope everyone is enjoying the lovely Spring we are having! I picked some fresh asparagus already and planted broccoli. There are buds on the blueberries and cherries and even some blossoms on the strawberries already! Can't wait to eat fresh fruit and vegetables!The...

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More on my visit to oldest city in the nation

Mission Nombre De DiosI'm back from my quick trip to Atlantic City (no, I didn't win any money), and I got my computer back from the shop, so it's time to continue my posts on my trip to the Amelia Island Book Festival in February.I left off when I was still in St....

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Country’s treasures stored in rural Virginia

Rokeby, where all of the documentsof the United States were stored in 1814.I'm interrupting my posts on my trip to the Amelia Island Book Festival, because I volunteered at a great event over the weekend, and want to share.In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of...

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Visiting the “Castillo” in St. Augustine

Sallyport - the only wayin or out of the Fort.Continuing my posts on my trip to Amelia Island for the Amelia Island Book Festival, I spent two days in St. Augustine and squeezed as much as I possibly could into those two days!One can't go to St. Augustine without...

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A look at the “oldest city in the nation”

Gateway to St. AugustineFinally I am getting back to sharing details of my trip to Amelia Island that I took in February to be a Featured Author at the Amelia Island Book Festival. In a previous post, I left off when I was on my way to St. Augustine to spend a night...

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It’s Read an Ebook Week

For those of you who have made the change from printed books to e-books, there are some great deals to be found this week over at Smashwords. They are running a "Read an Ebook" campaign, and authors have discounted their books - and in some cases - made them free for...

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